NOW OPEN:
Longtime local hair stylist Richard Baier is opening a new shop, All About Color, focusing on hair coloring, make-up, proper colors to complement skin and eye color, hair color classes for stylists, facials and nails, 12324 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 612-3137.

Spa Nautica, a Spanish nautical-themed spa at The Ritz-Carlton, 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, held a grand opening Feb. 28. The spa features a full-service menu with seven treatment rooms, nail salon and outdoor treatments on the hotel’s pool deck. (310) 574-4356.

SCHEDULED
OPENING:
AMC Theatres has announced plans to open a six-screen movie theater in the fall at Marina Marketplace, complementing an existing dine-in theater at the shopping center near Marina del Rey.

CLOSING:
Jin Patisserie, a 10-year-old Venice sweets shop and café, will close its doors on Sunday, March 24. Owner Kristy Choo, while looking for a new retail location, has opened a new production facility in Culver City, focusing on wholesale orders. Retail orders will be continued via their website, or customers can contact them and pick up orders, www.jinpatisserie.com.

WiSC (Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing) restaurant at 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice has closed. A new restaurant, Willie Jane, offering low-country Southern coastal cuisine, is slated to open at the space later this month, according to the Zagat blog.

Glencrest Bar-B-Que, a longtime restaurant at 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, has closed.

Gaby’s Mediterranean, a restaurant offering a variety of Lebanese dishes, has closed at 20 Washington Blvd. in Marina del Rey.

MOVING:
Surfing Cowboys, the eclectic shop formerly at 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, has moved to 12553 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, Information, (310) 450-4891.
Circuit Works fitness studio, formerly at 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, has moved to 2005 Main St. in Santa Monica. (310) 664-1017.

BROOKE WILLIAMSON,  co-owner of The Tripel restaurant in Playa del Rey, beat out 16 other chefs to finish as the runner-up in Bravo’s 10th season of “Top Chef” in Seattle.

BROOKE WILLIAMSON,
co-owner of The Tripel restaurant in Playa del Rey, beat out 16 other chefs to finish as the runner-up in Bravo’s 10th season of “Top Chef” in Seattle.

ACCOLADES:
Brooke Williamson, co-executive chef and co-owner of The Tripel restaurant, 333 Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey, as well as Hudson House in Redondo Beach, finished as the runner-up in the 10th season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” reality TV competition in Seattle. Williamson, who has no formal culinary school experience, defeated 16 other chefs in falling just short of the top prize.

AND THE AWARD GOES TO:
Megan E. Silva, a Marina del Rey resident, financial advisor and financial planning specialist with Morgan Stanley’s wealth management office in Beverly Hills, has been named to the firm’s Pacesetter Club, a global recognition program for financial advisors who, within their first five years, demonstrate the highest professional standards and first-class client service.

Major renovation and season opener:
Culver Marina Little League’s first game of the season will have a former Los Angeles Dodgers player throw out the ceremonial first pitch at noon on Saturday, March 9, with approximately 600-800 people expected at the fields, 13120 Culver Blvd., Del Rey, 90292.

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